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Empowering Women Through Knowledge, Choice & World Class Care







Dr Onuma encourages patients to participate in their healthcare and treatment options

Pelvic floor surgeons with an interest in female sexual function have learned a tremendous amount from listening to women.

Many women who have sought Dr Onuma’s help with problems related to urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and reduced sensation or pain during intercourse have been seeking help for 10 -15 years beforehand and report that they have often been ignored or told that their concerns are misplaced because they are simply consequences of being female! Few people find it easy to talk to strangers (doctors) or friends about leakage during exercise, the bulge that they have noticed protruding from their vagina or their labial discomfort or lack of vaginal sensation.

These issues, however, need to be raised and explored in order to provide options for improving quality of life. Patients are becoming more informed and aware that there are solutions and doctors and other healthcare professionals are becoming better listeners and improving the range of options available. In the same way that female urinary incontinence and faecal incontinence have been taboo subjects until the last few years, female sexual dysfunction (physical, hormonal, psychological) remains essentially an area where many health care professionals remain uneducated.

Women come to Dr Onuma because they want knowledge, choice, and alternatives. Women want their gynaecologist to listen to them and provide viable solutions. Women throughout Australia have told Dr Onuma that whilst pelvic floor exercises provide some assistance, often they do not provide a definitive solution – but no one is listening. Women who have had children want a solution to rejuvenate the vagina and achieve the best sexual experience possible. No one wants to age or lose optimal function anywhere, and this includes the vaginal and vulvar structures.

Dr Onuma has lectured nationally and internationally on issues related to:

  • Consent to treatment in the practice of medicine.
  • Labial reconstructive surgery.
  • Aesthetic genital reconstructive surgery.
  • The management of female urinary incontinence.
  • The management of female pelvic organ prolapse.
  • The physical basis of female sexual dysfunction.
  • Surgery for female sexual dysfunction.
  • Menstrual dysfunction.
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy and the Menopause.

National and International:

  • Trained in Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation and Designer Laser Vaginoplasty by Dr David Matlock in Los Angeles.
  • Trainer in Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation for Innogyn.
  • An invited participant and trainer on female pelvic floor and laparoscopic training meetings.
  • Special interest in surgery to improve sensation and reduce pain/discomfort during intercourse.
  • An invited reviewer for the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.

Women have travelled to Australia from the United States of America, United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Macau, India, Saudi Arabia and New Zealand to have their surgery performed by Dr Onuma.

Women from every State and Territory in Australia have travelled to Adelaide to have their surgery performed by Dr Onuma.

Dr Onuma is on the ‘Expert Witness’ register of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for general gynaecology and urogynaecology.

Dr Onuma provides Urodynamics (bladder study) assessments and reports for his own patients and those of other specialists and hospitals.



  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery


  • Master of Jurisprudence


  • Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (UK, Europe)

BSc. (Hons)

  • Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology)

Membership & affiliations


  • Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of Adelaide


  • Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute, Medical Associates, Inc. U.S.A.

Member of Public Relations Committee

  • International Urogynaecological Association

Member of Cosmetogynaecology Special Interest Group

  • International Urogynaecological Association


  • British Society of Urogynaecology

Associate Member

  • European Urogynaecology Association

Councillor and Member

  • South Australia Salaried Medical Officers Association

Senior Visiting Medical Officer

  • St Andrew’s Hospital, Adelaide

Senior Visiting Medical Officer

  • Modbury Hospital, Adelaide

Senior Visiting Medical Officer

  • Darwin Private Hospital, Darwin




University of Leeds

  • Faculty of Science

University of London

  • Faculty of Medicine

University of Birmingham

  • Faculty of Law

Prizes, awards, distinctions

Head Boy and Senior Prefect – Christ’s College Finchley, London

Roussel Medical Elective Prize

Major Discretionary Education Scholarship – Brent Education Council, London

Lindsay-Park Memorial Medal (Birmingham & Midlands Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society)

Empowering Women Through Knowledge, Choice & World Class Care